Monday, September 26, 2016

...and then summer was a wonderful memory.


So many changes as summer came to a close.
Our son Jonathan began work with his new company. 

We met for a special lunch to celebrate  Clare and Laurel's Daddy.
Afterwards the girls were off to the hair salon. 

With new shorter was time for school to begin.
Our little Laurel was off to preschool. 

Big sister Clare began first grade the next day. 

There is also a new year of soccer. 
 Someone loves to play sports!!!

Our littlest Emmerson was also off to school. 
We were nervous to see if she would like her new preschool.
She LOVED it!!!

Needless to say Donovan easily joined the big kids at his school too!!!
All of these changes....time goes so quickly.

So grateful for a new baby to come
 that we can keep close as the older ones embrace their new world!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Best Part of Summer.....

If I can choose one cherished memory of our past summer it would have to be this.

My favorite little people in my favorite place. 

Whether relaxing on beach chairs....

...or working hard to create the most sandcastles.

There can be no better place than the beach. 

There are things to study....

....and the excitement of your toes in the chilly water. 

The pride in building your own sandcastle...
and decorating it with with the rocks you find. 

Clare is doing the hard work of carrying buckets of water for the team!!!

All worthy memories of a summer well spent. 

Whether digging deep sand forts...

...or learning new skills, 

This certainly was a summer to remember !!!

Oh....did I mention something quite wonderful?

Next summer we will do this again with FIVE little ones!!!

Yes, there is going to be a new baby.  More joy, more memories to cherish.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

When We Get To Be Children Once Again.....

We are so blessed to have Legoland in our own backyard!!!

Lots of happy memories of fun times spent together. 

Grampie enjoyed letting the little ones take him on the rides!

We are pretty sure that Donovan could grow up to be a pilot....

....and Laurel too!!!

When the days grew warmer, we enjoyed the water park inside of Legoland. 

Fun slides to go down....

...and swings to swing on. 

There are Princesses to meet....

...and favorite ponies to ride. 

The days always end with icecream....

We don't even mind leaving at the end of the day
....we know we will come back once again!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Catching Up.....

 My how these little ones grow!!!!

Some photos to capture days I will always want to remember. 

 Grandparents Day at Clare and Laurel's school. 

We read stories....enjoyed some treats. 

We visited class rooms....

....and there were some special performances by the students in the Chapel.

The day was "Picture Perfect". 

There have been birthdays.....our Emme turned three!

Lots of fun was had by all.

Our Laurel is now four.  I can hardly believe it. 

Donovan graduated from Preschool!!!

His summer was consumed with baseball.

 He was chosen as an All Star.
You can believe his Grampie was very proud of that!!!

What precious memories.....what incredible JOY!!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Once Again.....

I must admit that Instagram came into my life....and sadly, blogging left.

But, I am planning to return once again to the land of blog.
I might just have been infleunced by someone I love very much.

I need to continue my blog because being an Oma is the BEST....

I have quilts I want to document.....

...a garden I enjoy sharing.

So many places to visit that I love to remember.....

...and the best guy to share my life with.

All of which are worthy reasons to take the time to document it all.

So I write this blog to remember....and thank you if you want to enjoy it with me.